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National Careers Week 2022 – May 16-22

The major event of our College Careers program is the annual Careers Market, 7:00pm-8:30pm on Wednesday 18 May. This evening provides students and parents with a showcase of a wide variety of careers and industries, gap year programs, all South Australian tertiary education institutions, as well as information on Defence Careers, and other Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). This evening is compulsory for students in Year 10 as a part of their SACE PLP studies. It is also highly recommended for students in Years 11 and 12 as exhibitors often change from year to year. Some of the careers on display in 2022 will be health, commerce, construction, aviation, engineering, cyber security, apprenticeships and traineeships … just to name a few!

Also in attendance will be RTOs for a variety of VET offerings that students can commence whilst completing their SACE. This event will be held in the Dennett Centre, 7:00-8.30pm.

Other events during Careers Week will be held both during subject lessons and at lunch time.

  • Adelaide University’s Women in Engineering will be presenting to our students in mathematics lessons
  • Careers in Mining with the APA Group lunchtime session (both trades and graduate programs)
  • MAS will be conducting Career Testing in the library and be available to discuss apprenticeships and traineeships on Tuesday 17th
  • The University of Adelaide will be presenting a seminar on Medical Careers / Applications.
  • Chef Emma McCaskill will be doing a cooking demonstration in the undercroft at lunch on Friday 20th and showcasing offerings from the Adelaide Institute of Hospitality.

Work Experience Forms

As the dates for Work Experience grow closer it is imperative that all forms are finalised as soon as possible to ensure that all risk assessments and paperwork can be completed in a timely manner. If students are experiencing difficulty in obtaining a placement it is essential that they visit the Careers Office at lunch time to seek assistance. The placement does not necessarily need to match the student’s future career aspirations, research shows that any exposure to the world of work is beneficial in the development of one’s transferable employability attributes. The Personal Learning Plan assignment is designed to be completed through any form of work placement. For further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me for clarification.

Construction VET taster courses for Year 10s

With the significant support of the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) Grand Junction Trade Training Centre at St Paul’s are very pleased to be able to offer an Industry Immersion Program. A flyer for this program is below. It will be conducted over 5 days, running each Monday or Wednesday fortnight.

The program will cover the non-accredited skill areas of carpentry, bricklaying, tiling and paving. In addition it will also include formal White Card training. Completion of the program assists students in achieving VETRO requirements. (Which is essential to access a VET course in Year 11).

Whilst there is NO COST for the actual training, there is a small Grand Junction Trade Training Centre (GJTTC) Student Management and Uniform/PPE fee of $130.00.

We are able to offer up to 60 places over 4 classes (i.e. 15 students per class) and enrolments will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

To secure a place, please email me to receive an All-Course Expression of Interest and Enrolment Form for each student as soon as possible. This will fill up fast! Don’t miss out!

Interested in a career in Civil Construction?

Partnering with industry, Western Technical College (WTC) delivers opportunities for our students to explore their career options and gain real life work experience through programs such as Roads2Civil. Delivering a successful program in 2021, WTC are pleased to again host the program in 2022 and are on the search for South Australia’s future Civil workforce. The results from the 2021 program are real: 87% of participants from 2021 have either successfully or will very soon, transition to either school based or full time apprenticeships, thanks to Civil Careers and Apprenticeships Ltd (CACL) and Civil Train include Plant Operators, Site Supervisors, Electricians, Carpenters, Traffic Controllers, Designers and Architects, Landscapers, Welders, Engineers, Concreters and so much more.

To learn more and how to register for the information session to be held on Thursday 12th May read the flyer below which captures the whole program and outlines the method of delivery.

ANU Direct entry applications

Australian National University (ANU) is Australia’s No 1 University in many of the surveys/ rankings. Even better, current Year 12 students can apply directly using their Year 11 results and an application outlining your co-curricular activity and get an early offer! Whilst it might be a tad chilly in Canberra in winter, the accommodation halls are warm and cosy and half the price of University of Melbourne and all first years are guaranteed a place on campus. Canberra is a lovely safe city, with plenty of hospo opportunities for part time work. Please note the direct entry system closes soon, May 23! Read on for more info.

To assist you and your students with the process, please take note of the following information.

Application Timeline

The complete timeline for 2022 applications is available at

ANU Applications opened on Wednesday 2 March and will close Monday 23 May. Students can start their application at any time and log back in as needed to complete the process

Offers will be released on Monday 5 September.

ANU Application Webinar Series

ANU is hosting a series of webinars for prospective students throughout the application window. The sessions are running at 4:00pm on Wednesdays, and include sessions about the application process, accommodation, scholarships, study options, and the co-curricular requirements.

The registration link for webinar series is available through; students can register for any of the sessions they are interested in via this webpage.

Recordings from the sessions are being uploaded to the ANU Experience YouTube channel. You can view the full playlist at

ANU Open Day and Campus Tours

ANU has confirmed its Open Day for Saturday 3 September. The event will include both on campus and online components.

Our campus tours are operating during school holidays; these are general outdoor tours (i.e. students are not able to look inside residences at this time).

Booking pages for tours tend to be published around two weeks before holidays are due to start.

ANU also has several virtual tours online for the campus generally and for our residences.

You can find further information about in-person and virtual campus tours at

Music Therapy

Love music and helping others?

Students and parents are invited to attend an online information session by the SA branch of the Australian Music Therapists Association on Tuesday 10th May. This session will cover all aspects of a day in the life of a music therapist, as well as how to become one. There will be a Q and A at the end.

Register using this link

Western Technical College Try-a-Trade Day

Western Technical College is now offering Year 10 students the opportunity to participate in a 5 day Try-a-Trade Construction Program in Term 3. The training component of this program is fully funded by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and delivered by TAFESA.

This program provides eligibility for VETRO funding for 2023 and a Certificate of Participation will be provided as evidence.

Expressions of Interest close on Friday 27th May or when the enrolment cap of 150 students is reached. Please register your student as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

The total cost for this course is $130 per student (WTC Student Management Fee and PPE). Students must provide their own transportation.

To enrol in this course contact Lisa McDonald as soon as possible as it will fill up

Adelaide Careers & Employment Expo Adelaide Showgrounds

SA’s largest Careers & Employment Event is open on May 6 & 7, 2022.
The Expo will host over 120 organisations and employers with career opportunities for all ages.

The event is for school students, parents, teachers, graduates, job seekers, people looking for courses and
workers seeking new training options.

The Expo is packed with Free advice, you can…

  • Talk with over 120 training organisations & employers
  • Gain Free Career advice
  • Experience the daily Career Seminars
  • Learn how to write a winning resume
  • Try a trade at the Interactive Zones
  • Talk with employers at the New Automotive Precinct and New Construction Hub
  • Discover what jobs are available in the Defence and Space Industry
  • Find your ideal role at the Australian Defence Force Display

If you are looking for a job, career change, courses or you are a school student
looking for a career path, you can’t afford to miss this event.

Register here

Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) Open Day

AIE’s Open Day starts at 10am and runs until 3pm. City Cross, 3/32 Grenfell St, Adelaide.

Discover the courses designed to get you started in game development, 3D animation, film and visual effects at the AIE Open Day on Sat 14 May 2022.

AIE's Open Day is a great opportunity to meet our teachers, staff and students. The day will cover everything you need to know about the:

  • careers in games and VFX that we train students for;
  • studios and industries that we work with;
  • courses we offer - from beginners to professional mastery, and;
  • the software, skills and knowledge we teach.

AIE's Open Day will also include presentations on entry requirements and how to apply. Find out how AIE can get you into a creative career. Click HERE to register.

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